UFC Fight Night 78 went down last night (Sat., Nov. 21, 2015) from inside Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, and now it's time to see who went home with the biggest slice of the Reebok sponsorship pie.
For complete UFC Fight Night 78 "Gastelum vs. Magney" results and play-by-play, click HERE!
Despite getting outclassed by Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event of the evening (recap), Diego Sanchez walked away with one of the biggest payouts of the night from the sports apparel brand, as "The Dream" will be cashing in a $20,000 sponsorship check to soften the blow of defeat.
As for the headliners of the evening, Kelvin Gastelum took home a $5,000 check in defeat while a victorious Neil Magny walked away with an extra $10,000 for his bank account.
Let's take a look at the rest of the payouts courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Neil Magny: $10,000 def. Kelvin Gastelum: $5,000
Ricardo Lamas: $10,000 def. Diego Sanchez: $20,000
Henry Cejudo: $2,500 def. Jussier Formiga: $5,000
Erick Montano: $2,500 def. Enrique Marin: $2,500
Enrique Barzola: $2,500 def. Horacio Gutierrez: $2,500
Leandro Silva: $2,500 def. Efrain Escudero: $10,000
Erik Perez: $5,000 def. Taylor Lapilus: $2,500
Bartosz Fabinski: $2,500 def. Hector Urbina: $2,500
Alejandro Perez: $2,500 def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,000
Andre Fili: $2,500 def. Gabriel Benitez: $2,500
Alvaro Herrera: $2,500 def. Vernon Ramos: $2,500
Polo Reyes: $2,500 def. Cesar Arzamendia: $2,500
Michel Prazeres: $2,500 def. Valmir Lazaro: $2,500
So, how are payouts determined?
According to the revamped payout structure (see it), the more fights you have combined with UFC and the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce promotions, the more coin you have for your combat sports piggy bank.
And the less fights you have under the ZUFFA banner... well, the less you get. If you have a problem with the structure, take it up with UFC, not Reebok.
According to the report, fighters will also receive royalty and payments up to 20-30 percent of any UFC-related merchandise sold that bears his or her likeness. That's a great way for the Internet "morons" to help the cause.